My transmission started making a whirring noise when the clutch is engaged and is really loud in 1rst and 2nd gear. Even when the clutch is engaged in neutral and it's idling I can hear the whirring noise, almost metallic whirring noise. SO using logic and google I've decided it might be the front main bearing in the transmission. It hasn't always made this noise I've seen so many people say it's a normal noise, well it's not, it started maybe 10k ago and it's annoying.
My question is, has anyone ever replace the front main bearing on an nv3550? Can it be as simple as pop off/pop on? (Never mind dropping the trans). Or do you have to tear the whole thing apart pretty much? Can't find it anywhere.
2000 jeep tj 4.0L 5 spd manual
Oh and the clutch/flywheel/throw out bearing is brand new as of about 10k ago.
Thanks for any input